Senior Edition

Sharon Smith - For The Register-Herald

EATONA Birthday Bash will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 1:30 pm. This special monthly event is sponsored by Gateway Health. Seniors having birthdays in August month are encouraged to attend, but all are welcome regardless of your birthday month. This is a fun afternoon, complete with birthday cake.

The Parkinson Support Group will meet at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 3-4 p.m. The facilitator for the meeting is Jim Straszheim. This meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

Games of bingo will be played on Friday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. This month’s bingo is sponsored by Forest Park Health Campus in Richmond, Indiana. This is one of our most popular senior center activities. Plan now to attend, and bring a friend!

Our next Fun Friday on Sept. 4, has a luau theme. It will be held at noon at The Grange, 501 Nation Avenue. This special event is sponsored by Otterbein. Purchase your ticket in advance Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton. Cost is $3 for members; $5 for nonmember. Tickets are not available at the door.

The Thursday Night Weekly Dance takes place from 4-7 p.m. at The Grange. The dance features delicious food, with a $1 menu, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. We have a new terrific band that many of you have already heard at some of our previous special events. The Silvertones, a local band from Camden, will provide an enjoyable evening of classic rock & roll and country music for your listening and dancing pleasure. Band members include Michael Powers on piano; Mike Buckley, lead guitar; Danny Witt, Bass; and Gary “Pete” Peters on drums. Admission is $3 per individual/$5 per couple. It’s a fun evening for everyone. We look forward to seeing you at our next Thursday Night Dance.

The date has been set for the Preble County Senior Center’s Holiday Craft Bazaar. It will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at The Grange, 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. We are now taking reservations for table space. Vendors are able to reserve one space, with a 10 ft. wood table, for $20 or two spaces for $35. Call Stacey Copes at 937-456-4947 to reserve your space.

The Decade’s Diner, complete with juke box, graffiti wall, and striking “fab ’50s” decorations, is a unique location for lunch. The menu features many delicious items and a couple daily specials. The Diner is also the site of our daily Congregate Meal. The Decade’s Diner is located at Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton. It is open for lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Diner is open to the public and all ages are welcome. Carry-out is available. Call 937-456-4947 to place your order.

The Preble County Council on Aging needs volunteers to help deliver meals to seniors and shut-ins in the county. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, except holidays, to seniors in Preble County. Drivers work two to three hours a day delivering meals in their vehicle to senior citizens. Drivers have a dedicated route, and can work one, two or more days per week, or just one day per month. Adult drivers of any age are eligible to volunteer. Drivers receive mileage reimbursement. If you would like to volunteer, or need more information, please call Ashley Bowers, Home Delivered Meal Coordinator at 937-456-4947.

Many exciting events, trips, and activities are planned for seniors in Preble County in coming months. Check out our website or Facebook pages for the latest news. Membership at the Senior Center is only $10 a year. In addition to other benefits, members automatically receive our bi-monthly “Senior Scene” newsletter, which features all the latest news. The menu is also included in the newsletter. New for 2015: You can fill out a membership form and pay your $10 online. Just visit our new improved website for details:

Sharon Smith

For The Register-Herald

Reach Sharon at 937-456-4947.

Reach Sharon at 937-456-4947.